- March 17, 2023
- Financial Partners Security Team
4 Scams You Need to Watch For
You could be seconds away from a scam.
Staying educated and alert are the keys to identifying scams, here's a short video to help you stay vigilant and up to date on the latest tricks used by fraudsters. Remember, if it plays on your emotions or sounds too good to be true, it's likely a scam. Watch to learn more!
Know Your Info
Financial Partners Credit Union will never ask for you for your personal account authorization information in a text or email.
Quick Tip: Call Financial Partners Credit Union at 800.950.7328! If something doesn’t feel right, we’re here to help!
Use caution when anyone asks you to download an app you’re not familiar with to your phone or computer. This is how scammers gain access to your email, social media, and financial applications!
Quick Tip: Did you get a request to download an app to improve your banking experience? Double-check the name of the developer of the application to see who operates it!
Friend or Foe?
Scammers play on emotions and can often act as a co-worker or friend in distress. This can come through as a letter, in an email, or even phone call. If they prompt you to act quickly—it’s a scam!
Quick Tip: Call your friend or family member immediately, did they send you a text or letter asking you for money?
Get Rich Quick
A common practice among scammers is to promise individuals they can get rich quick. If it seems too good to be true, it is.
Quick Tip: Call the number the suspected scam is coming from to verify the legitimacy of the sender.